Newsflash! Gone are the days when barn weddings are strewn with mason jars, wildflowers, and burlap table runners. Yes ladies, you and your guests can be glamourous in a barn! Heck, the groom can even wear a tuxedo! It’s all about juxtaposing glam details with rustic surroundings and I have a feeling that barn weddings will never be the same again. A big round of applause to Trent Bailey, the amazing photographer behind the day, Daughter of Design for inspiring all us barn brides out there, and Roundtree Flowers for using gorgeous, un-barn-like flowers. Get your barn-loving bootie over to the gallery for some fresh inspiration!
From Trent Bailey: We set out to style a luxe bohemian styled wedding, with rich fabrics and glam decor elements juxtaposing the raw, natural environment of the barn and the farm table we used for our tablescape. We covered the long table with a runner made of mixed & matched ribbons and we used mercury candlesticks and votives for a refined vintage feel. Black melted taper candles created a dark and dreamy vibe, echoed by our wedding guests who were styled in sultry attire like sapphire blue velvet and black lace. Accessories took center stage in both the fashion and event styling, with our guests accessorized to the nines, our place settings topped with beaded appliques and the bride’s bouquet wrapped in sparkle. Annie from Daughter of Design had the idea to create a station where guests could “find their perfect match” and top off their outfits with a glam accessory as their wedding favor. We brought in pops of color in saturated flowers and in the Champage & Blini bar created by our Andrea Lennon from The Good Knife, our amazing farm-to-table caterer. Jenna Hein’s romantic calligraphy was used on our wine glass seating assignments, as a menu on the plated china, and as a decorative accent on the lamp shades that hung above the table.
I concepted the shoot with Jessica Edwards, a Style Me Pretty bride who is now a writer on the blog Inspired Bride . We brought in a team of amazing vendors to help bring our luxe bohemian concept to life, starting with our gorgeous location — Circa 1799, an incredible Dutch barn in upstate that hosts only a few weddings a year. Annie Lee from Daughter of Design was our event planner and stylist. She has so many creative design ideas bubbling out of her at any minute — any bride would be lucky to have her vision. Jessie from Rountree Flowers is an absolute flower genius and a true joy to be around, and Jenna Hein of Love, Jenna showed us her talent shows no bounds — she was writing on every surface imaginable! Last but not least, Jeff Chastain and Nam Vo were the dynamic duo who did all our models’ gorgeous hair and makeup, and had the entire set laughing all day long.
We wanted wedding fashion to play a big role in our shoot so we reached out to two of our favorite sources in the city. Gabriella New York has the best edited selection of fashion-forward gowns in the city, including the romantic tulle Marchesa dress our bride wore in the shoot. The boutique is also stocked with a great selection of wedding day accessories, including some that you see in our shoot.
The apricot hued gown worn by our bride was a custom design by Samuelle Couture. Based out of Brooklyn, Samuelle is a perfect choice for the bride who wants a completely one of a kind look for her day.
Concept: Jessica Edwards and Trent Bailey / Photography: Trent Bailey / Floral Design: Rountree Flowers / Event and Fashion Styling: Annie Lee from Daughter of Design and Jessica Edwards, Inspired Bride/ Calligraphy: Jenna Hein / Catering: Andrea Lennon, The Good Knife / Venue: Circa 1799 Barn / Fashion: Gabriella Bridal Salon and Samuelle Couture / Makeup: Nam Vo / Hair: Jeff Chastain / Rentals: Party Rentals LTD / Bride Model: Laura Schilling / Groom Model: David Trichel / Jewelry: Desla Couture and Breeziway / Marchesa Wedding Dress: Gabriella Bridal Salon / Couture Wedding Dress: Samuelle Couture